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Catherine's long-lost love is found.
White Knight by CD Reiss has the raw materials for a great
romance book but ultimately I finished the book wanting a better understanding
of the characters and their circumstances.
This second chance romance for Chris and Catherine is told
in alternating points of view moving back and forth in time between today and
thirteen years previously, when, as sixteen year olds, they fell in love.
Saying they fell in love is somewhat lame on my part. It was a meeting and
recognition of soulmates, the love of your life. The time spend together was
touching to read.
In the present day, the death of Chris’ dog, his companion since he
first met Catherine, finds him coming home to Barrington. Catherine still lives
there and like the town, she is withering away. Catherine is watching her
sister move on and this makes her somewhat pitiable situation worse.
I liked that while Catherine and Chris still felt an immense
attraction and love for one another, both were cognizant of the fact it’s not
possible to gloss over the time in between. Today, they are both different people
and living in different circumstances.
I do wish the story was fleshed out further. The time spent
apart is rarely discussed. It shaped them both yet I struggled to understand
some of their choices during this time. I also wanted to better understand their
families. I can hazard a guess at some of it but there is much left open to
Now having read White Knight, I do plan to read the earlier
book, King of Code, featuring Taylor and Harper. Their inclusion in White
Knight has made me curious about them.
About the Author
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.